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Janet Davidson


On Sept. 1, 2021, Janet Davidson, was appointed as the administrator of Nova Scotia Health.

She is the former chair of Nova Scotia Health’s board of directors and was interim CEO of Nova Scotia Health in 2019.

Formerly, she served as Deputy Minister of Health for Alberta.  Janet has over 40 years of experience in healthcare in the government, voluntary and hospital/community sectors in a number of Canadian jurisdictions and internationally. She is a former CEO of Toronto East General Hospital and Trillium Health Centre in Ontario, COO of Vancouver Coastal Health in BC, COO of Capital Health in Alberta, and Interim CEO of the Nova Scotia Health Authority. She was also a member of KPMG’s Global Health Care team.  Janet currently holds the positions of Chair of the Board of the Canadian Institute for Health Information and Canada’s New Digital Research Infrastructure Organization. She is also a Board member of Bayshore Healthcare and the Hospital for Sick Children.  She is a Senior Fellow with the CD Howe Institute and sits on their health policy council. She co chaired their COVID Working Group. She has a long history of voluntary, humanitarian service including serving as President of the Canadian Red Cross and Vice President of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent.

Janet received a Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Windsor and a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Alberta.  She is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors’ Education program at Rotman, the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s Global Health Leadership program and has an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from the University of Windsor.  She is an Officer of the Order of Canada and has been named twice to the list of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women and Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Women.

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